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levantarse y caminar hasta su hotel. >>> 78 aÑos de edad. >>> el presidente obama se dirigiÓ a la nacion sobre el acto terrorista en boston se harÁ una profunda investigaciÓn para dar con los responsables. >>> vamos con lori montenegro, no se puede saltar a conclusiÓn, que daremos con los responsables cuÉntanos de washington dc, lori. >>> gracias marÍa celeste, el presidente barack obama fue informado a eso de las 3 de la tarde, sobre lo ocurrido en boston. comenzÓ un mar de llamadas que incluyen al alcalde de boston, tambiÉn al gobernador de massachusetts, donde les dijos que tendrÍan a su disposiciÓn todos los recursos del gobierno federal. que fuera necesario. para no solo realizar esta investigaciÓn, si no tambiÉn para dar apoyo a los miles de visitantes que se encontraban en la ciudad, para este evento que es conocido mundialmente. por otro lado, hoy el mandatario tambiÉn hablÓ con los lÍderes del congreso, les informÓ lo que estaba ocurriendo, y tambiÉn recibiÓ de mano de la secretaria de seguridad nacional janet napolitano y el director del fbi robert mÜller, los
. >> this may or may not be part of the investigation. >> and president barack obama has called for increased security around the country as needed. he has ordered that the full resources be brought to bear. >> make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the president also announcing this earlier as expected. others are not taking any chances. law enforcement in washington in new york, in san francisco, are in a heightened state of alert. and miami dade police officials say they have increase d the event that attracts half a million spectators each year. today was a very sad day for athletics and for our friends in marathon running. our security plan is developed jointly with the metropolitan police and we were in contact with them soobs we heard the news. >> why don't we get back to the scene. you have new information for us? >> don, we do know now that officials are going to brief reporters at 9:30 just a few hours away. t
a lot more of that coverage here on cnn. president obama made comments about eight hours ago. you'll find reviews list, written by people just like you. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. u >> now for another perspective on monday's attack. this comes from a broadcast journalism student at the marathon who was filming everything. did i meet you when i was there? >> i actually missed your meeting that you had. i had a class that i had to go to. >> approximate you don't know it's parallel to where the finish line is and where the bomb actually exploded. i was -- i'm doing a package for one of my classes and i was shooting b roll when i heard the explosions. and then suddenly i saw the police barricade the road where the runners are running. at that point i knew something was obviously going on. i couldn't get very far. >> how were the police dealing with the situation. what was your take? >> well, i thought for the most part they did a very good job. obviously in a situation like this it's tough
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. >> president barack obama says he has ordered the full resources of the federal government to respond to the boston attacks. he stopped short of calling it terrorism, saying authorities don't yet have all the answers. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and we'll find out why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> president of the united states earlier today. we are learning of some interesting police activity in revere, massachusetts, just five miles from downtown boston. >> brian todd joins us on the line can you tell us, are police still there on the scene? >> reporter: yes, they are still on the scene. state police are here. possibly other local police and possibly federal officials on the scene. they have been here for several hours investigating, we're told, one apartment here on ocean avenue
. there are 30 other marathons held this weekend. president obama is planning to visit boston on thursday for an interfaith service for those systems. sally kidd during this with the latest. officials are asking whether they're doing enough. experts say there's only so much that can be done. horrific explosions are prompting cities across the country to reevaluate security at public events. >> i did not think anyone expected bombs to go off at the end of the marathon. >> they're taking a second look at security. including two races that will go on this weekend. >> there are certain events that will be open to us by their very nature. marathon is 26 miles long. points of vulnerability. additional training and pattern recognition could help. of stopping ality terrorist using all those things i mentioned, the trailing, this surveillance is still probably 100 to%, maybe even more than that. officials are looking at boston and make adjustments where appropriate. police say they're counting on the public to be vigilant. if you see something suspicious, reported. international officials are taki
no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. >> president obama promised that the individual or individuals will be brought to justice. just >>> hospitals treated more than 100 people, some of them children, including one of the fatalities, an 8-year-old boy. bomb techs scour the area forfor clues on twin bombs described as crude but powerful.. >> chaos at finish line at the marathon, a pair of explosions l designed to maim and kill,, knocking runners and spectatorst of off their feet, first blast t came at four hour mark in the race. >> it knocked me to the ground. everybody started running and panicking. 12 seconds later another blast,, attack coming at the end of thee 26.2-mile race. shell shocked victims some withh open wounds laying amongst debris, and bystanders jumping p into action. >> everybody is running in not knowing when the next one wouldd happen, but they ran in and in n helped the people. it was unbelievable. >> reporter: emergencyncy responders rushed to people with horrific injuries, some with wih their arms and legs blown off. a white house official says t
a spokesperson for the pakistani taliban is denying any role in all this. president obama has sent resources to this area and he said those responsible will feel the weight of justice. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we're hearing from a runner from rockville who was in boston when the bombs went off. ,> tom roussey is in boston continuing live team coverage with the latest. massachusetts'governor says this will not be business as usual in boston today. you can see evidence of that behind me where police and shut down many streets surrounding the square that's a few blocks away from where the marathon ended. that's the area where the bombs went off yesterday. there were a number of folks from the d.c. area around when that happened. spirit video from yesterday. there were hundreds of runners from the d.c. area, from northern virginia, maryland, the district, who had finished by this stage or in the process of finishing. fortunately, we have not heard of any injuries from folks in this area. we spoke last night to a member of a, montgomery county road runners. dan li
security. president obama was notified. white house officials said he offered whatever assistance is needed in the response of the ensuing investigation. for more we turn to scott malone of reuters who was on the scene in boston. i spoke with him a few minutes ago. scott malone of reuters, thank you so much for joining us. what is the best, most recent information we have on what happened today? >> well, what we're hearing from boston police department at this point in time confirmed is two people dead. 23 injured. getting unconfirmed reports that boston hospitals have admitted significantly more people than that. right now they say there were two devices that went off at the finish line of the marathon. there is a third incident. it's not clear yet if it was related which happened at the john f. kennedy library that's located about three miles away from the marathon site. >> ifill: scott, where were you when this happened? >> i was in the press room at the hotel which is kind of the staging area for the marathon. we heard two blasts. one was relatively loud. the other one was somewhat soft
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civilians it is an act of terror. >> reporter: but mr. obama said the response proves the attackers will not get their way. >> fun to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. in the coming days we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened and we will continue to remain vigilant. >> reporter: here at the capitol, members of congress put aside partisan differences to mourn the victims and praise the first responders and they vowed the nation will have justice and will not give in to terror. >> federal bureau investigation, department of homeland security are investigating this as aggressively as possible. as the president said last night, rest assured that the perpetrators will feel the full weight of justice for this terrible crime. >> for most of us, it's hard to imagine now anyone could even contemplate doing something like this. but, as always, as a nation, we face this sad reality head on and show the world that america does not cower in the face of it. >> reporter: the secretary of homeland security, ja
screen the way that he is now. i think one of the lessons in the learning curve for president obama has been the importance of communication. a lot of different issues that are important to him to his presidency. you do have to have the presence. the whole purpose of these kinds of acts of terrorism is to destabilize you, make you afraid to get on the subway. to make you afraid to go into a mall. to make you afraid, no matter where you are, even if you're far from the actual incident. having sort of one person that is constantly communicating with you is very important. i mean we learned after 9/11 that when george w. bush didn't do it, rudy giuliani stepped in. so the whole country was waiting for him to come on the television for those first couple of weeks, because you didn't see the president. and i think president obama has learned the lesson that you do have to speak early, speak often, speak confidently and i'm glad he's kind of cautious, to be honest with you. i know sometimes there's a fetish in american for sort of bellicose language. it makes us feel we're going to get whoeve
night, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. >> reporter: this morning, boston police commissioner ed davis said at the news conference that this was the most complicated crime scene the boston police department has ever started to process. and, norah, the mayor tom menino said yesterday was a bad day for boston, but the city will overcome. >> not necessarily about those who did something did to those running, but the strength of those helping. >> we saw that immediately, those taking down the barricades to get to those who needed to go to the hospital. >> good morning. jonathan elias, who, why, how? where is the investigation now weapon with respect to who might have done this? >> a home was searched overnight. that home belongs to someone in the hospital suffering from burns. very near the bomb when it went off. stopped by three boston detectives and questioned. found him suspicious and had police stay with him. sources tell m
the police commissioner here to president obama promises to find out who is behind these bombings and they all say they will be brought to justice. two bomb blasts less than 15 seconds apart near the finish line of the boston marathon. three people dead, 144, at least 144 others wounded. 17 of those are in critical condition this morning. and boston's normally bustling downtown area is now a crime scene. about a mile of boylston street, one of the busiest streets in the city with copley place, the boston public library, other locations, that is shut down this morning. it is a crime scene. national guard patrolling the streetsment you can see police out walking on the sidewalk. president obama is promising the full weight of justice for whoever is responsible for the bombing at this race. the president didn't use the word terror when he addressed the media last night at the white house. but he made it clear that the u.s. will hunt down the culprit. he also reached out to congressional leaders saying this is a time for unity among americans. cnn's brianna keilar is standing by at th
shouldn't have to pay for president obama's campaign promise to harry reid, certainly not $39.6 worth. mr. speaker, d.o.e.'s proposal is a boon doingle at a time when our citizens -- boondoggle at a time when our citizens can least afford it. i am not laughing. as we learn of the tragic events of yesterday, we are reminded there is evil in the world, we pray for boston, our country, and the world. but the business of the republic must go on. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee, for ive minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask the speaker to address the house, unanimous consent. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i se to reflect again on yesterday's tragic and obviously painful event. i think it's important for our colleagues and certainly for those we represent across america to recognize that our attention on those issues are equal to the pain and the devastation that they represent. it is important to again offer sympathy to those who lost their loved ones, to those wh
that president obama or vice president biden or senior members of the cabinet make the decision to travel to britain and to honor the incredible legacy of baroness margaret thatcher. it was truly a providential blessing that margaret thatcher served alongside president ronald reagan and pope john paul ii. together the three of them did something that previously had been unimaginable. so many had opined the cold war was unwinnable, that we had to accept detente. we had to accept a condition in which the united states would constantly be in military conflict with the soviet union and our children would constantly be in fear of potential catastrophic nuclear war. and yet, when reagan and thatcher and pope john paul all ascended to leadership, together they had the vision to do something that very few imagined was possible. to win the cold war without firing a shot. had that been suggested in the 1970's, that would have been diminished as crazy talk, and yet that's precisely what they did. i would suggest in modern times there are few, if any, more deserving of the nobel peace prize than thos
: mike, thank you for being here. good to speak with you. mike baker. connell: president obama will deliver a statement at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. one of the questions people have brought up after the bombing yesterday and we will start to get into this today and the coming days, what if any impact they will have going forward on our economy. dagen: peter barnes has much more on this. peter: we looked at research reports on the impact of attacks of 9/11 back in 2001. the current economy has shown some softness recently in job creation and retail sales. any hits to consumer confidence may make things worse. two economists that i have talked to this morning do not think it will get too bad. the 9/11 attacks were targeted for the financial systems. consumer confidence rose sharply after the 9/11 attacks. experiencing the biggest monthly drop in a decade. the attacks caused more than 400 mass layoffs and displaced 130,000 workers. industrial production fell back then. the unemployment rate jumped more than a half a percentage point. we were already in a recession that september. w
, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and we'll find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. >> president obama was careful not to call it a terrorist attack but we're told the white house is treating this as an act of terror this morning. >> jeff, thank you. charlie? >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi assistant director is here. he's been talking with his sources inside the investigation. john, good morning. what's the latest? >> the latest focus is on that apartment in revere on the suspect who was in the hospital that they've been interviewing. i shouldn't say suspect. they're not calling him a suspect. the person they are interested in that they've been interviewing since the bombing and what they've taken out of there. >> there is also a question of a saudi who was in the hospital. is that the same person or a separate person? >> so all of that is the same. the saudi national is someone who is here on a student visa. he was at the scene along with many other people when the blast happ
president obama and shout immigration reform for our country this year. we're - we are a city of imgranite and we know that some are fathers and mothers and daughters and son who work hard to commit to this city. it's time to let them come out shadows of our city we must ask washington to pass the immigration reform bill. and we must demand a pathway to citizenship in our society for every american and every san franciscan. and this san francisco of the 21 accounting century requires a violation and move our workers around the city reliablely and efficiently. and, yes i'm talking about our public transit system. i'm talking about all our transportation systems. and one day high-speed rail. i know it's frustrating to push your way onto a overcrowded bus. i know you were frustrated in the past to reach your jobs late. i'm proud to say there's changes on the way and the nation largest addition is once again focused on operations and inviting a maintenance system. this year new hybrid buses will hit the streets. 60 new trillion buses are on the way and 1 hundred and 50 the vehicles will be ove
weight of justice. >>> president obama speaking earlier today after being briefed on the bomb blasts that killed three people near the finish line of the boston marathon and injured well over a hundred more. many of those injuries grievous. what is the white house saying at this hour? what are you hearing from the top? >> well, good evening, rachel. senior administration officials tell me that president obama will continue to be briefed on this situation throughout the evening. right now the white house is approaching this as an act of terror. i can read you the latest statement that we have from a senior administration official and i believe we have a graphic of that as well. any event with multiple explosive devices is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't know yet who carried out this attack. and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried outpy a troshist group, foreign or domestic. now i can tell you that is really the key question here tonight. was this carried out by a terrorist group homeg
. barack obama will welcome his counterpart to washington for talks next week. this comes as north korea makes threats against the southern neighbor. state television says the statement saying it would attack enemies without notice. the statement came as north korea marked the birthday of the founding father. north korea says the latest military threat against the south comes as a response to conservative groups protest in the middle of seoul on monday. it is the 101st anniversary of the founding father. kim burned the pictures jong-il. they said the response to this is recalibrate -- retaliatory actions could start without notice. this protestying very closely to the administration here. it goes on, the just military actions to show how service personnel value in -- all you the dignity of the leadership. now, the south korean defense ministry has reacted to this, maintaining the line that any military provocation would not be just. it would be illegal and there would be a thorough and sterner response from the south korean military from any such action. if you read the last line of the
in this country since 9/11. and former top advisor to president obama, david axelrod, about how the white house is handling this situation. >>> but we begin in boston where the back bay has been transformed into a crime scene sealed off for blocks and law enforcement try to determine who was behind monday's deadly attack at the boston marathon. of course this all began at about ten minutes to 3:00 on monday. about four hours into the race when an explosion went off just yards from the finish line. then about 15 seconds later a second explosion about 500 feet down the road. at least three people were killed in the blasts, one of them was 8-year-old martin richard whose father was in the race. his mother and sister suffered serious injuries. at least 126 people are still hospitalized. ten of them possibly as many as 17 in critical condition following the attack. >> there was cloud everywhere and, yeah, it was loud. it was really, really loud and then people just chaos everywhere. >> there was just families all around us with kids yelling and screaming and -- i mean we just wanted to try and get a
. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. with regard to that search warrant in revere, massachusetts, we're told there are no suspects. they talked to a few individuals. they'll be talking to a lot of people, the fbi noting that we may talking to you, your neighbor and your friends. to get to the bottom of this. people running public transit here, are being met some times by random searches. >> we'll be speaking to some eyewitnesss to this tragedy in a up coof minutes. >>> savannah, more coverage to you. we'll get to nbc justice correspondent pete williams. as i turn to you, this news conference is going on, we know that officials did conduct two bomb swe
as soon as it starts. president obama for the first time called the attack terror. we'll also dig into the details of the devastating bomb blasts, heroic efforts of first responders, runners and bystanders and how this tough city and great country move forward after this cowardly act. bill hemmer has been on the scene and joins us. what the latest? >> reporter: good evening to you from massachusetts general. the surgeons came out about 90 minutes ago and one of the updates is truly stunning. they say they do not expected any of the patients here to lose any life. that is what they described as the good news. then they talked about people patients earlier today that came out of sedation that had their legs amp updated. they said they were happy to be alive. that is what is happening to the hospital. we move into the investigation, the forensics is the heart of this. what was the bomb made of. what did it do when it was detonated? what was sent out that injured and killed three people here in boston? that is an investigation that is ongoing. i know you will talk a little more about
. >> and for the first time today, president obama referred to the attacks that killed three and wounded 176 others as an act of terrorism. he went on to say that the american people refused to be terrorized. tom sherwood has more on the stepped up security here in washington. >>> we begin with tony tull who is live in boston close to where it happened. he tells us the tragedy also brought the city together. tony? >> reporter: and, good afternoon, the details are emerging still, we had an update earlier this morning, we'll hear from the fbi in an hour. one thing i noticed today, throughout the day the folks coming to the scene of the crime and just coming together. people who didn't know each other, people from other states and countries coming together and comforting each other. i just want to show you a sense of the scene, you can see a block away from boylston street, you can't see exactly where the bomb went off, but you can see here the folks who were supposed to celebrate, it has become a time where they will never forget. and you mentioned it, it is a time for them coming together. >> everyb
the white house were the flags were lowered to half staff, president obama declared it terrorism. >> anytime bombs are used, it is an act of terror. what we do not yet know is who carried out this attack were white. >> the president brown -- vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice followed by a briefing on an investigation now led by the fbi. >> we will take over, we will go to the ends of the earth to ratify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime. a federal investigators appealed for public. >> we're looking for the public school cooperation. we're looking to see if there's any video or photographic evidence. >> vice president joe biden said one thing is for certain. >> we will find out what happened. we will find out who did this. >> lawmakers briefed on the probe say it is not clear if a foreign or domestic terrorist group or an individual is behind this. >> similar pressure cooker explosives have been used in afghanistan, india, nepal, and a julyn according to 2010 joint fbi and military intelligence report. >> while most of the people were r
with officials searching bags on public transit. speaking on monday, president obama said those responsible for the attacks would be brought to justice. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. , anyesponsible individuals responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> we will have more on the boston marathon bombings after the headlines. in iraq, at least 55 people died as dozens of explosions and a shooting ripped through provinces across the country monday just days before elections. the worst violence struck the capital baghdad, where at least 25 people were killed by car bombs and other blasts. at least 14 political candidates have been killed in recent weeks that the provincial elections scheduled for saturday. monday's toll was the highest in nearly a month after 65 people died in blasts on march 19, the anniversary of the u.s.-led invasion. in somalia, a militant group is
are playing instruments and putting down flags to pay tribute to the victims. >>> and president obama ordered the white house flag lowered to half staff today to honor those hurt in the explosions. and he also asserted the nation's strength in the face of this tragedy. >>> american people refused to be terrorized. because what we saw yesterday in the aftermath, the stories were of kindness, generosity, and love. the exhausted runners who kept running to the hospital to give blood. and those who stayed to tend the wounded, some tearing off their clothes to make tourniquets, and the men and women still treating them at some of the best hospitals. so if you want to know who we are, and america is, and how we respond to evil, that is it, selflessly, compassionately. >>> and cars were towed from the streets around pennsylvania avenue, ahead of the emancipation day parade. more on how the country is reacting. >> reporter: jim, the nation's capitol is home to all sorts of big public events and places. today was just a little different. from quiet moments at the korean war memorial, tourists at the n
barack obama says those guilty will feel the full weight of justice coming up at 6:00, we will have a live report from boston, where two explosions during the marathon killed three leaving 100 injured. new information from the story. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of the tragedy, boston, the marathon had two explosions near the finish line. this is the cover of the newspaper, headline reading marathon terror. this came out this morning and last night. a apartment in massachusetts, a suburb iqxcp/f%rcgñoutside of b being searched, removed three bags of evidence, threw them in two cruisers, police say they are related to the investigation but won't elaborate on what maybe in the bags. see the events unfolding. this video was shot near the finish line. three people are dead including an 8-year-old boy. his name was martin, he was watching his dad run in the marathon. he was waiting to hug his father as he crossed the line, minutes before the deadly
news. >> thank you, cheryl. the white house put out this photograph today of president obama in the oval office on the phone with fbi director robert mueller. the president is being updated on the explosions in boston. with him in that briefing, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism and chief of staff. the white house increased its own security after today's explosion. secret service closing pedestrian access on pennsylvania avenue and putting up caution tape outside of the white house. now, the public can only get as close as lafayette park and only people with credentials can access the white house. >> let's bring in katie davis joining us from boston. this is one of the most joyous days in boston every year this happens. what happened tonight obviously so horrific. what's the scene there now where you are and what's the latest with the investigation? >> reporter: as you know, officials are asking everyone to stay home tonight if they possibly can but police, firefighters, federal investigators still out here on the scene. this is just blocks
not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here. all that information is on
on that and you can do that and my organization is to -- to help the obama administration we can bring down violate crime permanently if we also refer to the issues of giving opportunity to young people and hope. and oakland more than other cities we have more people that have been left out of the america dream and as president obama said the other bay; day, we all have to rise as americans we have this amazing -- in the next year and the pledge i make for my nun i couldn't think people is that we will rise together and so we have summer jobs and internship that we can take here in san francisco for young people in the parts of oakland and young african american that are still dropping out before they finish high school and i think if they get a job or an intern ship in the summer they are less likely to drop out and so that is what i'm ep ending with and oakland is a city of hope that we need help and that is what we need do is support the american dream by making sure that everybody in the city rises and so thank you very much and we look forward -- [inaudible/incomprehensible] >>> my
. the woman was not hurt and did not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here.
and responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. after president obama mitt of commons on monday nights in white house official told reporters that the boston bombing appears to be an act of terror and will be treated as such. on flag is at half staff capitol hill today. for thosef silence victims of the boston explosion. we will begin their with what you thought happened when three were killed and hundreds injured at the boston marathon is today. -- boston marathon yesterday. et asan send as a twe well. comments onr foo facebook.com/cspan. with "the boston globe." the front page of "the usa today," with their take on what happened, this is what the reporters had to say -- that is " usa today," this morning. also this morning, inside "the baltimore sun," reporting this -- they're all in st. louis, missouri. you are up first. my thoughts are this is horrendous. it takes me back to iraq. bombswe have been in iraq have been going off every day. people have been killed, women and children. not a peep out of the american people. this goes on and all a sudden it is war. we have to unde
about the bombs used in the attack at the boston marathon. good morning, president obama this morning and the file promise a world-wide investigation to bring response responsible for the bombings to justice. the toll from the blast is three including an 8-year-old boy. now to boston. >> hello from boston, so far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. the investigation continues. on the streets people are trying to, with the help of police, return to normal. >> the yellow finish line is empty a day after thousands raced in the boston marathon, with debris scattered all around. a runner said she just crossed the finish line and the deadly twin bombs exploded. >> i turned around and saw the smoke and thought something terrible happened. >> it was timed for maximum impact, at 2:50 when many of the 2,000 were finishing the race. the first blast rocked the sidewalk on the court spewing shrapnel to the runners in the crowd and knocking a runner to the ground. >> suddenly, there was an enormous blast next to me and it buckled my legs. i knew i was going down. >> 1
.m. eastern. >> to ma point. president obama speaking earlier, saying we still don't know who carried out the attacks. two confirmed explosive devices detonated near the finish line of the boston marathon yesterday. three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy. about 170 people were hurt. some were hurt very seriously, including amputations. while there's no evidence more attacks are planned, it's understandable that the nation well beyond boston is now shaken. eamon javers is live in washington at what may be the first major public event since the boston bombings. eamon? >> reporter: hi, simon. it's emancipation day here in the capital. this one day after the attacks in boston, but i've got to tell you guys, there are police officers here and authorities did promise a heavy security presence, what they called both visible and invisible to the average person kinds of security out here, but it does not feel all that different from a typical parade event. we're only about one block from the white house. this is always a fairly secure area, but i'm standing here next to an open tras
bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of theerates. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. up next, abc's jim avila shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >> reporter: the killer bombs likely contained less than two pounds of common black p
in the room. president obama didn't use the word terrorism. became a little bit of a political football. but bottom line, forget about left versus right what are the practicalities about what language you use and how it may hinder or help going forward? >> what the president did not want to do is panic people before information was in. so that was a smart move not to use the "t" word, terrorism. but he also doesn't want to give a future defense attorney the ability to say, oh, well there wasn't a political motive with this guy. he was just some random -- >> political motive key to a finding of terrorism. >> so it's a nonstory. i don't know why people are raising it. everyone knows this was an act of terror. we should drop that. there's no brownie points to be gained at this stage. let's let the investigators figure out who did this and the response and life goes on. this seems to me just to be a very silly issue. >> don't handcuff yourself before you know what you're dealing with. >> exactly. we have no idea right now. >> all right, julia, thank you very much. >> up next we're going to
obama pledged to hunt down those reonsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about a mile, three blocks on either side, an area closed off to business owners and even residents who live in this area and savannah, we should note public transit passers have been warned there will be random searches on the "t" here of bags and other objects. >> lester in boston thank you so much. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams following overnight developments in the investigation. pete, good morning. it seems there is no clearer picture as to who may be behind this. >> i think that's certainly true although there is high hope that they will
of video shows a man carrying two backpacks who was in the area before the blast. president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. now, the city of boston is on high alert. very, very high alert around this city as it wakes up. new york city also area of high alert around subways and certain landmarks and sunday has the london marathon coming up and as for the city of boston the governor here deval patrick said city of boston will operate today but it will not be business as usual. >> i don't expect that. susan mcginnis in boston. thank you. >>> following the explosions in boston, security was tightened around the country. at the white house the secret service shut down access to pennsylvania avenue. patrol cars blocked entry points but the white house was not on lockdown and the park across the street remains open. in new york city, a police command truck was moved to times square. secu
boston marathon. president obama says those responsible will feel the full weight of justice. the fbi is taking charge of the criminal investigation. right now they say there is no motive and no one is in custody. meanwhile back in the bay area, security and law enforcement officials are stepping up patrols from the airports to public transportation. if you are out about today in the bay area expectancy added police officers everywhere. >> 7:42 a.m. and we will continue with the coverage of the boston marathon attacks. you're looking at a live shot there. back in the bay area and around the world because of happened in boston because of the we have the bay to breakers this weekend, the london marathon and there were several events that were canceled. we will be back with continued coverage and a couple of minutes. >> welcome back where tracking hot spots at the peninsula as well as the bay bridge. don't take 1 01 southbound of that as your normal route, she once spent an extra 10 to 50 minutes getting through the back up leading southbound. take a look at the problem, is video courtes
. president obama spoke from the white house yesterday evening. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> a theme of this year's race was 26 miles for 26 victims. a message of remembrance of the newtown school shooting. many of the victims' family members were there at the finish line tent yards from where the blasts occurred. you can imagine that, it is tuesday, april 16th, and we're live in boston this morning, just about five blocks from the site of double bombing, those explosions yesterday near the finish line of the boston marathon. joining us now we have with us for the whole show today, mike barnicle. and in new york, willie geist. you've been covering this since the story broke. we've been listening to your words, your reporting, your words of calm. a day later, how is this sinking in? >> well,
that at this juncture except that he is in the hospital. president obama has addressed the nation and promised justice. but he made one mistake. the president called the attack a tragedy. it was not. it was a vial act of violence. designed to kill innocent people, including children. i was just in boston yesterday, and this makes me sick! so far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. perhaps it's a coincidence but this week marks the anniversary of attacks in oklahoma city, columbine, colorado, and virginia tech. also the waco assault in 1993. joining us now from washington congressman peter king, a member of the house homeland security committee. so, congressman, what can you tell us tonight? >> well, as you said, bill, this is absolutely horrific. it's detestable and has only the marks of a terrorist attack. in fact, the way it was carried out and to me there is no doubt in my mind that this is a terrorist attack. i know there is a person of interest, i guess they are calling him now. but, to me, this reminds me very much of the attack on times square in 2010 by shahzad and also we have t
at the boston marathon. >> pam: shortly after 3:00 california time president obama president obama spoke. the president made it clear that no formation is still come in and no one can jump to any conclusions. the president made it clear that those responsible will be identified and will be held accountable. i've directed for resources to help protect our people. increase security around the united states as necessary and investigate what happened. the american people will say a prayer for the boston people tonight and michelle and i have sent their deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss. we did not yet have all the answers but we do know multiple people have been wounded. some gravely in explosions of the boston marathon. i've spoken to fbi director's and they're mobilizing the proper resources to investigate and to respond. we still do not know who did this or why. people should not jump to conclusions before halifax. but to make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. will did find out why
brettlor, thank you. >> thanks. >>> president obama spoke from the white house briefing room just after 6:00 tonight, about three hours after the explosions. >> i direct the federal government to help state and local authorities to protect our people, increased security as necessary and investigate what happened. i want to reiterate, we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> msnbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. chris ten, what is the latest reaction from the white house and the white house staff? >> reporter: well, senior administration officials say the president will continue to be updated on this situation throughout the evening. right now, they are approaching this as an act of terror. i'll read the latest statement. any event with multiple devices as this clearly is is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. a thorough investigation will happen. was this an act of terror carried out by a foreign or do mystic group? you heard president obama make the point of whoever carried this out will be prosecuted to the fulle
that was dismantled. president obama has directed federal authorities torovide whatever assistance is necessary to state and local authorities. he addressd the nation earlier this evening. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> charlie: in a written statement a white house official said any event with multiple explosive devices as this appears to be is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. we continue this evening with the cbs evening news coverage with scott pele. >> the explosion went off at the most crowded point in the race. 12 seconds later, there was a second explosion just a couple blocks away. >> so terrifying, so scary. it was so loud. >> just walked away, 15 feet away, 20 feet, and, you know, a bomb went off. and it knocked me to the ground. and then, you know, everybo
weight of justice. >> president obama speaking earlier today after being briefed on the bomb blasts that killed three people near the finish line of the boston marathon and that injured well over 100 more. many of those injuriy iey ies g. kristen welker joins us now. what is the white house saying at this hour? what are you hearing from the top? >> reporter: good evening, rachel. senior administration officials tell me president obama will continue to be briefed on this situation throughout the evening. right now, the white house is approaching this as an act of terror. i can read you the latest statement that we have from a senior administration official, rachel. i believe we have a graphic of that as well. this is according to an official who says, "any event with multiple explosive devices as this appears to be is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't yet know who carried out this attack and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic." now, i can
tonight. >> thank you, guys. >>> in washington, president obama spoke from the white house briefing room just after 6:00 tonight, about three hours after the explosions. >> i directed the full resources of the federal government to help state and local authorities protect our people, increase security around the united states as necessary and investigate what happened. i just want to reiterate, we will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable. >> joining me from washington, nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. what is the latest reaction from the white house and white house staff? >> well, lawrence, senior administration officials say the president will continue to be updated on this situation throughout the evening. and right now, they are approaching this as an act of terror. i'll read you the latest statement we have coming out of the white house. it says, quote, any event with multiple explosive devices as this appears to be is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. however, we don't yet know who carried out this attack. and
. >>> first up tonight, president obama will travel to boston thursday for an interfaith service with bombing victims. more than 24 hours after two bombs ripped through marathon crowds killing three, wounding 170 others, investigators are still no closer to answers. late this afternoon, the fbi said no claims of responsibility have been received, and the search for suspects is wide open. deborah boxdy joins us now from boston with all of the latest. good evening, deborah. >> reporter: good evening, larry. i'm live here along boylston street in the heart of boston, about four blocks or so away from the marathon's finish line, where those two bombs exploded just one day ago. security around the city remains extremely tight, as people try to move on after that devastating attack. three people died, including 8-year-old martin richard of dorchester, massachusetts. more than 170 others were hurt. some of them losing limbs. earlier today, authorities began processing that crime scene, which now stretches about 12 city blocks. they detailed some of the evidence found at the scene during an evening n
and shrapnel packed in pressure cookers. hidden inside black duffel bags. president obama will travel to boston on thursday to speak at an interfaith service. today, he vowed to find those responsible and labeled the bombings an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> today we also are getting new video of the actual explosions. including the only tape we've seen taken by a woman actually running in the race. [ explosion ] . >> and new radio calls from first responders reveal the chaotic moments just after the explosions. >> we have reports of two explosions here. we have at least a dozen people with serious injuries. >> at least two explosions. a dozen serious injuries, a multiple injury incident. >> authorities are now asking anyone
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to try to get away as quick as possible. >> president obama addressed the nation but he did not use the phrase terror attack last night. this morning, many lawmakers are saying it is. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> let me bring in congressman benny thompson, democrat of mississippi and a member of the homeland security committee. congressman, good morning. i know you will be briefed today. what can you tell us right now? >> well, i think we can assure the public that congress is monitoring the situation. we're working with state and local partners to make sure we get all the evidence and i think the system worked. our responders were there. police, fire, health personnel. what we're now doing is collecting the evidence to try to get to the bottom of what really happened. >> is there any doubt in your mind at this point that this was likely an act of terror? >> well, i think before we tie it to an act of terror, it was a bad deed. whether it's a lone wolf, international terrorist related organization or what, we have to
:00 p.m. when the two explosions hit on broylston street. shortly after 6:00 p.m., president obama addressed the nation from the white house press briefing room. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> for more on the conditions of the victims, nbc's ron allen is at mass general hospital, where many of the injured are being treated. what can you tell us about the range of injuries? >> the range of injuries is serious. there were about 30 people taken to hospitals yesterday, that were in serious, grave condition. here at mass general, they told us there are at least eight people who are in surgery and may have multiple surgeries in the days to come. as the doctor said in the sound clip that you aired, most of the injuries are lower extremities, damage to bones, tissue, a lot of damage from flying shrapnel. there were amputations that happened or partial amputations. some are in critical condition at some of the hospitals. there is the possibility that the death toll could increase. the bottom line is, this is going to be a sit
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. >> reporter: president obama was notified in minutes and while he was not ready to use the word "terrorist" he made this vow. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but new york congressman peter king is more willing to point firngers. >> obviously it's nothing give net yet but it has all the earmarks of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> i just think it's horrendous. why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of he heartbreak here in boston and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i
to the deadly blast at the boston marathon finish line. president obama refered to the tragedy as a 'senseless loss' and responded by calling for stepped up security. "i directed the full resources of the federal government and state and local authories to protect our people, increase security around the u.s as necessary and investigate what happened." among yesterday's major market movers, a panic sell-off that started early in the session intensified on the boston blast. the dow fell 266 points, the nasdaq 79, and the s&p 37. but it was the steady, steep declines in commodities that caused concern. gold lost $153 as oil slipped $3.56. who would have thought we would ever be talking about the boston marathon in the market? joining me now is mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. good morning to you. unbelievably, the market did move on that explosion yesterday, mark. - yes it did. it was kind of an ugly day all around. we were already going to be down on what was going on with gold and with bad news out of china, and then this boston marathon news comes out, and anybody who would have presse
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down pennsylvania avenue out of an abundance of caution. last night, president obama addressed the country, stopping short of calling the blast terrorism. and asking for the prayers of the nation. >> the american people will say a prayer for boston tonight. and michelle and i said our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families and the victims in the wake of this sense tense loss. bost season a tough and resilient town. so are its people. i'm confident that bostonians will pull together, and move forward as one proud city. as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> the bombing brought back painful memories for boston. after all, one of the planes took off from logan airport on september 11th, nearly 12 years ago. michael leiter is an nbc news national security analyst. he's the former director of the national counterterrorism center in washington. michael, thanks for joining us. where i'm sitting is about four blocks from the crime scene. but on a area about a block away is being treated as a crime scene. i'm sure investigators have been
. president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we spend to evil, that is it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spend the night in a residence near the airport and they have been having conversation with a saudi man who is considered a "person of interest" but so far, still, no suspect. >> thank you. we want to add, new reports say the explosives were a pressure cooker packed with nails and other fragments, and this is from our reporter and the crew in boston. the memorial is growing at the finish line of the marathon and armed officers patrol the streets with tanks. the street between the two blast sites is barricaded and it is a bit of a tourist attraction with hundreds of people showing up to see what is going on. beyond the barricades, the street is filled with trash and debris. normally it would be cleaned but it is left for investigators to sort through because they dope want to overlook any part of key evidence that could lead them to the bomber. >> the youngest bombing victims is from here in the bay area, the 11
for the super bowl and obama's inauguration came with a $124 million security price tag and there's no guarantee that it will always work. >> my sense is, for something like this, you could not possibly have frisked everybody in boston before the marathon or looked in every trash can everywhere. no matter what security officials do, life and the parade will go on. for "nightly business report." >> and that's it for us, "nightly business report" thanks so much. have a great evening, everybody. we will see u tomorrow.
detonation. but they are still unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him. but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tape and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try to piece together what happened and who might be responsible. now, in response to what's played out here in boston, other major cities are now beefing up their own security. in fact, london is slated to host its own marathon this coming sunday. they are now taking a second look at their security. reporting live in boston. back to you. >> investigators are still coming every square inch of boston. a senior u.s. intelligence official says as many as two unexploded bombs turned up at the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device turned out not to be a bo
hurled into the crowd in the finish line yesterday! president obama is calling this an act of terrorism. the fbi still count know who was behind the blast. let's go to randall pinkston. >> nails, bibis, small pieces of mettlal designed to create -- metal designed to create maximum damage when they exploded. >> reporter: the area around the finish line is what police call the most complex crime scene in history. investigators continue to collect and process evidence including bomb fragments and cell phone videos and photos. mourners have been placing flowers at the scene. investigators denied reports that several unexploded bombs were found in the area. >> we only have two devices that aware of device and both devices were involved in the incident. >> reporter: three people were killed and more than 175 others were injured in the two blasts. among the fatalities, 8-year- old martin richard, the boy ice sister and mother were badly injured. >> they are a wonderful family and this is a horrific tragedy. >> reporter: investigators say the 12 b
. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the
might be relevant. >> reporter: president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. susan mcginnis, cbs news, boston. >>> investigators are doing a thorough search of boston, as many as two unexploded bombs turned up near the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device under a grandstand was not a bomb. one man was questioned, a saudi national spotted near the scene of the explosions right before those bombs went off. >> when the blast happened, he began to run. now, in context, a lot of people began to run, a civilian who thought this individual was acting suspiciously chased him and tackled him and turned him over to place saying i saw him over there acting suspiciously and he ran. that may mean a lot. it may mean nothing at all. >> investigators say the saudi man is being cooperative and is denying any involvement. he has not been arrested or charged. >>> here at home, tra
. one official described the scene as a war zone. barack obama is promising action in this. law enforcement says bomb techs are combing over forensic evidence for clues as to a motive and how it was done, and possibly what is tamm or domestic terrorism. 27,000 people. sherrie johnson is live at bwi thurgood marshal with the local runners and a numb of people made it home yesterday. some will be coming home today. >> reporter: that's right. we are here at bwi, many did return yesterday, several will be coming in today, we caught up with runners like ryan, he crossed the finish line yesterday, 1:15, he spoke to abc 2 news over skype from his hotel in boston. he and several other runners gathered belongings and left the anybody hype area. he spent much of the area making -- left the finish line area, he spent much of the afternoon waiting for runs. >> we heard what sounded like a cannon. you would never think this would happen. >> reporter: he says he would return to the boston marathon next year as a runner, and coming up at 5:30, we are going to hear from the striders, a group al
. >> it is a criminal investigation that has the potential terrorist investigation. >> president obama vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice. >> we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> counter-terrorism officials tell us multiple explosive devices were found at the scene. police and emergency officials in boston now dealing with a mass casualty situation as a shaken city tries to come to grips with a violent attack in the heart of the city. >> as the afternoon wore on and we saw video of the explosions over and over, you notice the shot of an older man knocked to the pavement by the blast. we kept wondering who he was and what happened. a local paper gave us the answer. this is 78-year-old from washington state at the very end of this third boston marathon. he told the paper he heard a noise and found himself on the ground. with just ended up scraped knee and walked across the finish line. marathon is world famous. for runners a dream per 448 runners were from maryland. 59 of those registered runners list baltimore as som. other cities include annapolis, colombia, b
: president obama has called it an act of terror but no person more group has claimed responsibility. there was a circuit board found, scouring through surveillance video and following up on the leads, many of them still coming in. >> we will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we mr. bring them to justice. >> reporter: flags are now ordered at half-staff, honoring those whose sense of security, was stolen along the sidelines. among those who lost their life a 29-year-old woman. crystal campbell was there to cheer on a frfnltd when they went to the hospital they were mistakenly told their daughter had survived. now back to you. >> all right. we were treat -- tweeting all the deadly details. you can find it anytime at abc2 under score alerts. >>> erica brannic is a teacher here in towson. she is still in the icu in boston. she's on the right, her mom's on the left. her sis they are nicole and brother-in-law were both injured as well. we reached out to trinity children's center. they said we do understand she is stable but not able to be contacted at this time. our community will pas
deadly events. we have more. >> reporter: president obama continues to receive briefings. today the president called the attack a cowardly act. >> it is an act of terror. >> reporter: they are an nal lyings the area -- analyzing the evidence. >> we are in the process of securing and processing the most complex crime scene. >> we have learned one possibility, the bombs may have been built by pressure cookers and loaded with ball bearings. >> i'm not convinced they were designed to do a maximum kill, but more to make a statement. >> reporter: another factor they may take into consideration is the date. mon day was tax date and also a state holiday in massachusetts called patriots day. this provide day will be the anniversary of two tragic days in our negs's history. on that day in 1993 a stand offin waco, texas ended with 80 people dead, including 25 children. the same date two years later the oklahoma city bombing left 168 dead. a leading expert said the bomb makers were likely experienced and it probably wasn't someone acting alone. preeti arla. >>> and marks, transit -- land ma
. the scene looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident boss tonians will pull together and work together and the american people will be with them every step of the way. >> reporter: bomb techs are combing over forensic evidence for clues about the explosive devices. officials searched an apartment and tracking multiple persons of interest, including a man treated at a hospital and a person who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blast. >> we will check in with you throughout the course of the morning and showing you what you are waking up to on this tuesday. so many people running slide shows, i want to show you a few of them. we start with boston.com, where there is a slide show at the bottom. a number of images to scroll through seeing the devastation and the recovery and the effort to move on. the lights along a building in the shape of the flag, that's what you are waking up to on this tuesday. the daily news showing a slide show. yn th has a slide show, too. more througho
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